We’re proud to have officiated more than 3,000 wedding ceremonies through the years! From the initial call through your ceremony our experience and passion will show. We love what we do!!
We’ll Make it Happen
Rev. Gary J. Dierolf
Pastor Gary has been officiating wedding for over 20 years. Since 2001, he has been tailoring wedding ceremonies to couples needs and sometimes beyond their expectations. Pastor Gary first began officiating weddings with Christian Light Ministries in 2001 and now Weddings by Pastor Gary. You can also find Pastor Gary assisting families during one of the most difficult times in life. The death of a loved one. Working with various funeral homes within the tri-county area. When not in his pastoral capacity, you will find Pastor Gary involved with local community events, and spending time with family and friends at the beach. His ministry journey has led him to serve as a chaplain at Kutztown Manor & Manor Care. He also served as the pastor of Christian Light Fellowship Church in Reading, PA. and Valley Fellowship Church in Oley as well as a supply pastor for various churches in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Teresa brings over 14 years of experience in the wedding industry with her skills and talents to you. Not only in the office, but to assist you with your wedding plans. She will be able to bring various ideas and suggestions for your wedding, step by step by working with your officiant for a perfect experience to help make your day flawless. Her expertise as office manager of the Christian Light Ministries for over 10 years gives her a vast insight of wedding day happenings.
As your officiant, I want to make sure that your ceremony will become a living memory of the vows that you express to each other. It is my honor to spend these precious moments with each bride and groom as they make their lifetime commitments to one another. I hope that this day will lead you on your journey together throughout your life. I have had over twenty-five years experience with the wedding day plans. Thru my past experiences, we can select your needs for your special day.
Rev. Mark E Brophy
Pastor Brophy serves as our Senior Pastor here at Weddings by Pastor Gary. Recently retired as a full time pastor, he joined our pastoral staff to help work with couples on one of the most important days in their lives. He also works closely with our business manager as well as the Executive Pastor to ensure all couples expectations are met. Pastor Brophy served as a pastor of Spies Lutheran Church and Alasce Lutheran Church. He and his wife Barbara are proud grandparents of 2 boys and 1 girl and reside in Womelsdorf.
What They Say
``Pastor Gary and Jeanne were great! Jeanne kept in touch with me and with Cheryl from the country club. Very flexible and Pastor Gary made sure all of our concerns and questions were answered. I later found out that my uncle’s sugar was low and Jeanne was able to provide him with what was needed. Book with them today and you will not be disappointed!``
````Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly spectacular! We were not really sure where to turn when it came to a wedding officiant. From the first time I talked to you on the phone, I just knew you were right for us. Your outgoing and funny personality won us over. You really made us feel at ease and helped us make our ceremony match our personalities. We loved that we were able to customize every part of the ceremony to make it unique while at the same time please our family. We even had you do our music and programs. Your experience and humor made a stressful time truly amazing.``
``Pastor Gary is so amazing! He led us through every step of the marriage process from the moment we met him until he pronounced us husband and wife:) The meeting sessions prior to the wedding were easy and laid back. He listened to everything we wanted to do and planned the ceremony perfectly. Our guests and family commented several times on how engaging he was and how smoothly the wedding went. The limo ran my husband 30 minutes late to the ceremony, and Pastor Gary didn't even flinch! He reassured me that all would be fine and took it all in stride! We had a great day and a great ceremony:) Thank you!!``